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AUSTIN – Two years ago, lawmakers ordered up a system to crack down on the 3 million-plus Texans who drive illegally without insurance. They're still waiting, and insured motorists are still paying big bucks to insure themselves against the scofflaws. Although a contractor has...
IN a commercial for Trojan condoms that has its premiere tonight, women in a bar are surrounded by anthropomorphized, cellphone-toting pigs. One shuffles to the men’s room, where, after procuring a condom from a vending machine, he is transformed into a head-turner in his 20s...
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Fifth-graders in California who adorned their mortarboards with tiny toy plastic soldiers last week to support troops in Iraq were forced to cut off their miniature weapons. A Utah boy was suspended for giving his cousin a cold pill prescribed to both...
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Kelly Brannigan was suffering from a case of tattoo remorse. Just a year ago, Ms. Brannigan, 24, who holds up Case No. 24 as one of the models on the NBC game show “Deal or No Deal,” had been full of hope when she and her fiancé had each other’s names...
BOTOX and plastic surgery allow actresses to look younger. Television is permitting them to act their age. Older stars who once had to resign themselves to playing frustrated spinsters or docile moms are suddenly flaunting their ripened sex appeal on television. Its not “The...
Dry Cleaner Calls $54 Million Lawsuit Over Pants a ‘Nightmare’ By SUEVON LEE Published: June 14, 2007 WASHINGTON, June 13 — A pair of charcoal-colored pants at the center of a $54 million lawsuit was unfurled in a courtroom here on Wednesday, introduced into evidence by a...
Mom accused of prostituting her 2 daughters Police say she passed out cards that offered the teen girls for sex By DALE LEZON and MIKE GLENN Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle A 16-year-old girl endured being sold into prostitution by her mother but finally went to Houston police...
Baggy Pants Banned; Mayor Says 'Cover Up' Town Council Call Saggy Britches Obscene DELCAMBRE, La. -- Sag your britches somewhere else, this Cajun-country town has decided. The Delcambre Town Council said overly saggy britches are obscene. So does Mayor Carol Broussard, who said...
Katrina dog gets its day in court The question of whether a dog rescued after Hurricane Katrina belongs to an Austin woman or a New Orleans resident goes to trial. By Eric Dexheimer AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Thursday, June 14, 2007 The New Orleans dog claimed by both an Austin...